Sciatica Therapy from Your Chiropractor in Palm Bay and Sebastian, FL
One of the most frustrating aspects of sciatica is the inconsistency of its severity. Many sufferers who come to our Sports Chiropractic, Health & Rehab clinics in Palm Bay and Sebastian report discomfort ranging from mild to disabling. Lower back pain or leg pain can make it difficult to perform even normal daily activities. Our chiropractor treats this discomfort using only treatment options that do not rely on medication or surgery.
Important Facts About Sciatica
One of the major misconceptions about sciatica is that the term represents a distinct medical diagnosis. It is an umbrella expression covering pain resulting from sciatic nerve compression. This largest of human nerves starts in the lower section of the back and travels along the back of the leg all the way to the foot.
Compression of this nerve might result from any of several causes. Our chiropractor cites these as the most common:
- Degenerative disc disease
- Bone spurs
- Spinal disc herniation
- Abnormal seating positions
- Misaligned vertebrae
- Piriformis syndrome
- Spinal stenosis
For most sufferers, discomfort occurs on only one side of the body. Sciatica affects as many as 40 percent of U.S. adults and can arise anywhere along the nerve’s path. The most frequent complaints we hear are lower back pain and leg pain. The most common signs include:
- Paralysis of the limb or of muscles
- Pins-and-needles feelings
- A loss of sensation
- Sharp, severe pain
- Trouble sleeping
- Sensations that feel like electrical impulses
Therapeutic Options at Our Practice
Our chiropractor notes that the objective of our practice is greater than merely alleviating discomfort. We use a whole-person approach to treatment that looks for the underlying cause of a patient’s complaints rather than merely treating the symptoms. The goal includes reducing inflammation and boosting the individual’s range of motion to increase the overall activity level.
After a comprehensive exam, our doctor determines a diagnosis and generates a customized treatment plan for sciatica management. Sometimes rest, icing, stretching, and/or massage therapy is beneficial. Spinal decompression therapy and manual adjustments each correct misaligned spinal discs and relieve pressure caused by pinched nerves.
Schedule an Appointment with Our Chiropractor in Palm Bay or Sebastian
Could the discomfort sidetracking your preferred lifestyle signal sciatica? Our Sports Chiropractic, Health & Rehab practice offers chiropractic and holistic care aimed at helping patients live the healthiest lives possible. Our clinics feature a variety of treatment options ranging from massage therapy to spinal decompression to relieve pain.
Take a moment to call us at 321-586-7145 to schedule an appointment with our chiropractor at our Palm Bay or Sebastian location.